Nutcracker Family Benefit - December 10, 2022

New York City’s favorite family holiday event, the Nutcracker Family Benefit offers the unique opportunity to experience George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® come to life.

Tiler Peck as the Sugarplum Fairy and Alec Knight as a Mouse, Photo by Erin Baiano

Event Leadership

Megan Brodsky
Shannon G. Caspersen
Rebecca Hessel Cohen
Marcella Guarino Hymowitz
Olivia C. Wassenaar

Corporate Chair
Kellie Johnson Abreu, First Republic Bank

Nutcracker Family Benefit is unlike any other family benefit event. On Saturday, December 10, you and your family will be mesmerized by the matinee performance of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® followed by an afternoon filled with surprises on the promenade of the David H. Koch Theater! Most importantly, the Benefit helps raise vital funds for New York City Ballet and its Education Programs, as well as the School of American Ballet’s Scholarship Fund. Your support allows us to continue offering these important programs that make this beautiful art form accessible to children of all ages and backgrounds.

Buy Tickets

*A minimum contribution of $1,500 total is required to be listed as a Benefit Committee Member.
**Subject to change based on COVID protocols at the time of the event.

We regret that benefit tickets are non-refundable. The non-deductible portion of each ticket is $350. Tickets and tables may not be purchased with Donor Advised Funds due to their fair market value.

If you have any questions, please contact SAB’s Special Events Assistant, Maddi Bitter at (212) 769-6636 or

If you are unable to attend the Nutcracker Family Benefit, but would still like to make a donation to the event, please visit our donation page.